The first of our in-house designed frames is the new CEXevo cyclocross frame.
The CEXevo is an evolution of the race winning CEX frame. We wanted to make small improvements to improve performance. We looked at the material we used to build it, the frame weight, frame stiffness, the mud clearance of the frame and the comfort levels.
In terms of changes over the previous championship winning CEX, the CEXevo is made from Toray 800 series carbon to reduce the weight. It is now easier to carry over obstacles and to run with when the going gets really tough.
Frame weight is about 870g for a 52cm frame and about 370g for the front fork.
Though lighter, it has lost none of the stiffness of the race winning CEX it replaces. We have added extra carbon where the frame needs it the most.
Add to that, 15mm front and 12mm rear thru axles, and the CEXevo is rock solid under hard efforts making climbing a breeze.
It is a stiff frame - all of your power will definitely go towards forward motion - but it is also a tough frame, well suited to the rigours of cyclocross racing.
The Handsling CEXevo has no rear seatstay bridge to give even better mud clearance. With 32 or 33mm cyclocross tyres on there is plenty of clearance to cope with even the muddiest of days.
The CEXevo will even take up to 45mm tyres and so, as well as a serious cyclocross frame, makes a great gravel bike and beach racer.
One benefit of removing the rear brake bridge is that we have vastly improved comfort levels of the CEXevo and increased comfort leaves you fresher for that final sprint to the finish line.
The other area this benefits is in rear wheel traction on loose ground. Its harder to quantify but it is there.
The Handsling CEXevo is a serious cyclocross weapon that offers super stable handling to carry you faster, with more confidence, down descents and yet still climbs with all the speed you need.
In the midst of a cyclocross race the relaxed geometry makes it super stable and therefore a doddle to ride fast, while the